Whiter teeth at Galway Dentists

Whiter teeth help a person feel more confident in their smile, and project good oral health and a youthful appearance, and help is at hand Galway Dentists.

There are two types of teeth staining each requiring a different treatment - teeth can become discoloured due to either extrinsic or intrinsic stains.

Extrinsic stains occur on the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel ) and are mainly caused by food such as tea, coffee, coke and red wine. Smoking can also cause extrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains can be removed with a thorough/professional dental cleaning treatment. And, as a plus, this also has the primary benefit of improving overall dental health to prevent other dental problems that may require more expensive and meticulous treatment later.

However the other type of stain is intrinsic - when the inner structure of the tooth below the enamel (the dentin ) darkens or gets a yellow tint and this cannot be removed with a dental cleaning. Instead, cosmetic tooth whitening treatments are necessary to remove this type of stain.

For teeth whitening, the treatment is very straightforward, say Dr Eilis O’Hagan and Dr Michael Donnelly of Galway Dentists.

" We take an impression of the teeth which allows us to fabricate custom-fit bleaching trays quickly. Teeth whitening gel is dispensed into the trays which are then comfortably worn during sleep or in the evening. After several applications, results will begin to show.

"These provide whitening results which are more consistent and longer-lasting compared to other methods. You can keep the trays and at any point in time the trays can be topped up with more teeth whitening gel for that next special occasion."

Galway Dentists has offers available for any one interested in whiter teeth. A special price of €250 for teeth whitening is available, and for new patients, a dental check-up and cleaning, including treatment plan is €57.

Dr Eilis O’Hagan and Dr Michael Donnelly are located at 6 Fr Griffin Avenue, The Crescent, Salthill, Galway, phone 091 582222 or visit www.galwaydentists.ie



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